Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Home Decor: Simple Vintage Desk/Table

Big things have been going on at our house this week.  And by that I mean I finally convinced my husband to help me out with a rather large-ish project. The other day, I was sitting at our dinning room table, eating my morning cereal starring at our big blank wall and an idea came into my head. The empty space would be perfect for two things I was desperately in need of....a desk/work area and additional storage space.

So, what did I do?... I sketched out my plan (see picture below) while the idea was fresh in my head, then I pinned it to the wall for my husband to see.

He luckily agreed to help me with the project and yesterday that picture turned into this...

Pretty close to the original drawing right?

Well, I think it turned out great! I was so excited when it was all complete. I have had unpacked boxes of various tableware and decorative items sitting in our hallway waiting for a home, and they finally have one!

I know your dieing to see more pictures, so here you go...

We took step by step pictures of the whole project. 
So if you want to build your own similar vintage style desk, click here for the tutorial!


  1. I love the color of the table. Very New Mexican!

  2. This turned out so incredible--there really are no words! This is so my favorite style and I NEED that desk--fabulous colors! I am facebooking a link now!

  3. Love love love it!!! Especially the desk!! Awesome idea and great job!

  4. Way to go brother! What a handy guy to have around. :) Ahhh, there is the green tea pot I gave you. What a stylish little area to sit and be inspired.

  5. Saw you on facebook, LMM,,, awesome girl.

    I def want to see the step by step,,, it looks so vintage, and I love the color as well. FUN!!!

    Come say hi sometime!! Bella Before and After , and if you want to win an Avocado Painting, come enter myGIVEAWAY HERE, I really appreciate the support.

    Bella :)

  6. Very cool Andrea! How long did it take Abe? He is so good at everything it seems. Your house has good bones! Like that sweet fireplace, its almost like it has a lambrequin over the top. Very Chic. Great collection of nic-nacs too. I just had to sell a bunch of ours for sad.

  7. I think I posted my comment in the wrong area. Wow! the area looks fantastic. You and Abe did a fantastic job.

  8. Holy smokes. That rules. Can't wait for the tutorial. I hope I can con Adam into making me one, too.

  9. Great desk - thanks for posting the link.


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